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Piece of velvet

The ground is of reddish violet uncut velvet; the design, which is so worn as to be indistinct, is of uncut velvet and silk of the same color as the ground.

Credit Line

Given by Miss Elizabeth K. Faxon

Probably Italian, 16th–17th century

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; velvet


Textiles and Fashion Arts